Citizen engagement is an important part to the work the KWRC completes. Volunteers provide us with some of the best science and restoration work we complete. It is a great way for individuals to help his/her local environment while often times being outdoors.
WANNA BE A WEATHER WATCHER?
If you have an interest in weather or like to observe nature then we might have an opportunity for you. We are looking for individuals who live in our Smith's Creek and Upper Kennebecasis sub-watersheds. We have developed a partnership with Environment Canada and CoCoRAHS that will allow us to provide the right individuals with a home based weather station. If you can commit up to 10 minutes/day checking the station regularly and enter the needed data on the website. For more information on this check out the CoCoRAHS Canada website.
BIRD BIODIVERSITY ROUTES
The annual Chirstmas Bird Count is right around the corner. The Kennebecasis Naturalist Society is the local coordinator of the bird count in our watershed and they'd love to see some new volunteers step up and take part. The collected data will be compiled and hopefully built upon to provide an indication of ecological changes occurring in our watershed. For more information or to get engaged in the future on this activity e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out the the Naturalist Society.
If you like working outside, if you are seeking to beef up your resume, if you want to help the environment, or if you are looking to simply meet new people, the KWRC often organizes volunteer based environmental projects. We work with Tree Canada and other groups to organize volunteer tree planting days. We host the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up in September and work with Regional Service Commission 8 to organize other stream sweeps as well. Water sampling and monitoring is another great way to volunteer.
Volunteering is a great way for students to gain experience and may help them determine whether this is the right type of job for them. Volunteering also looks great on a resume so it may help them attain meaningful employment in the future. Many people who have volunteered have also gone on to work summer jobs with us and then moved on to hold other rewarding employment in the environmental sector.
If you want to volunteer to help the KWRC then send an e-mail to email@example.com
For a calendar of volunteer events simply click here.